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Media Advisory
for March 26 1998

Contact: Judith Leynse, 212-465-1004, ext.105

CPJ Releases Annual World Survey of Attacks on the Press

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release Attacks on the Press in 1997 at a news conference in Washington, D.C. at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, at the National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F Streets N.W. The 443-page worldwide survey details press freedom abuses in 117 countries.


10:00 - 10:45 a.m. CPJ Board Member Peter Arnett of CNN and CPJ Executive Director William A. Orme, Jr. report on the state of press freedom around the world, including the imprisonment and assassinations of journalists in 1997.

10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion on special reports in Attacks on the Press in 1997 moderated by Alice Chasan, CPJ program and editorial director:

Copies of Attacks on the Press in 1997 will be available at the press conference.